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Frequently Asked Questions

LASIK (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis) or laser vision correction refers to a surgical reshaping of the front window of the eye, called the cornea. The cornea is reshaped by a special laser that creates a lens on the front of the cornea – like the lens of your glasses or contact lenses. But this lens is part of your eye, your newly reshaped cornea.

PRK (Photo Refractive Keratectomy), also known as Lasek, is an older procedure that reshapes the surface of the cornea. It utilized the first laser eye machine, Visx. Dr. Joseph Dello Russo and other surgeons selected by the FDA helped research and popularize PRK in the 1990s.

The question debating LASIK vs. PRK or LASIK vs. Lasek is a common one. Typically, PRK/Lasek yields similar results to LASIK. However, the drawback of PRK is that it takes the patient’s eyes several days to heal and see well. Also, some individuals experience a little discomfort caused by the roughness of the surface of the cornea after PRK is performed. Although LASIK is typically preferable because of its more advanced technology and faster recovery time, PRK/Lasek is a viable option for patients who do not qualify for LASIK.

When PRK was introduced, it represented a major step in laser vision correction. However, there were still advances to be made in laser procedures. LASIK was eventually developed to speed up healing time and reduce the discomfort associated with PRK.

As a LASIK patient at Dello Russo LaserVision, you will be more than just a name. We will welcome you as a member of our eye care family. Your treatment will be an individualized process, so the cost of your LASIK in New York and North Jersey will depend on your special circumstances.

Whatever your needs, you can count on the friendly, professional staff at Dello Russo LaserVision to work closely with you to make LASIK an affordable option. We offer a variety of payment plans to assist our patients in Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, and other parts of New York and North Jersey. To learn more about our LASIK financing options, including CareCredit® and insurance discounts, please schedule a consultation with us today.


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Dello Russo LaserVision is one of the most celebrated eye care practices in New York and New Jersey. Not only are we a family-run business, but we are also a business that will treat you like family. Drs. Joseph and Jeff Dello Russo and their staff have built a trusted reputation based on experience, expertise, and quality care. We are proud to be a premier provider of laser vision correction and other comprehensive eye services to residents of New York and North Jersey, including patients from Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, and other areas on the East Coast. Please contact us today at 800-393-2273 to set up your complimentary consultation.